Yate at Jubilee Tomorrow

Evesham United could be without captain Linden Dovey for Saturday’s Southern League West clash with Yate Town, writes Johnny Morton in Gloucestershire Echo.

The defender is struggling with a hamstring injury, while Lewis Binns will miss the game through a shoulder injury.

 Matt Bennett picked up a knock in the Robins 1-1 draw with Mangotsfield United last weekend and is also a doubt.

Manager Paul Collicutt says his side need to eliminate a couple of mistakes from their game, and when they do, will start climbing the table again.

“It was a performance that we can certainly improve on,” said Collicutt.

“We’ve just had a habit of late of going 1-0 in front and ending up on the losing side. We are learning quite a bit over the recent games. We have a high standard of performance and I’ve seen what the lads can do, and at the moment we aren’t peaking on our performance levels, and because of that we’ve been struggling to turn draws into wins and losses into draws. That’s basically been over the last three or four games.”

“Before that, we went to Bristol Manor Farm and it was probably our best performance of the season. That day the lads were outstanding.

“We are only human beings and we have a habit of making a mistake or two at the minute, and when we stop those mistakes, we will start winning games of football again.”

Yate sit 20th in the 22-team league, but with their win against Taunton Town earlier this season an indicator of what they can do, Collicutt says his side can’t afford to take them lightly.

“They caused a real surprise earlier in the season when they went to Taunton Town who were top and won 4-1, which was an outstanding result,” he added.

“There’s no way we can afford to take them lightly. They like to try and play football in the right way and so do we, so hopefully it will be an entertaining game on Saturday.”